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Former Police Chief Dewayne White drops appeal

Former Police Chief Dewayne White is giving up the fight to win his job back. FOX44 just received a copy of the dismissed chief's letter to remove his appeal to the Baton Rouge Police and Fire Civil Service Board.

La. official describes man accused of sending poisoned letters as kind, but paranoid

Paul Kevin Curtis, the man arrested for allegedly sending threatening letters laced with poison to the president and a senator, was raised in Natchez, Mississippi, and has continued to work in Louisiana and Mississippi due to his career as a pe

BREC’s alcohol ordinance signed by Mayor Holden

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden this weeksigned the ordinance passed by the Metro Council which will allow BREC to serve and sell alcohol at select facilities in a much more efficient and customer-oriented pro! cess.

Local high school basketball stars to play college hoops in Baton Rouge

Several of Baton Rouge's best basketball players announced they'd spend their college careers right here in the Capitol City.

'Color Run' organizers to hold first Baton Rouge event this weekend

Nearly 9,000 runners will be on the streets of downtown Baton Rouge this weekend for the city's first ever Color Run.

WANTED: Police seek woman on multiple drug charges

 The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking for Alicia Jackson. She has been charged with multiple drug-related offenses.

NOPD officer arrested for alleged rape of 15-year-old girl

A New Orleans Police Officer was arrested last night for the alleged rape of a juvenile.

Louisiana congressman introduced bill to eliminate government funded oil-paintings

A Louisiana congressman introduced a bill today that would eliminate government funded oil-paintings.

Bathtub bandit arrested after selling stolen items at scrap yard

A 63-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing a bathtub and pieces of galvanized pipe from a trailer park.

RSD, parents ask more of each other

The head of the Recovery School District told parents he wants greater involvement from them next year. Superintendent Patrick Dobard began a series of parent meetings with a session at Dalton Elementary Wednesday night.